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“A Meal to Remember”
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Ranked #12 of 713 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for more than 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm & award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine & wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," & fresh seafood specialties. Sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Don't miss our world-famous Original 1905(R) Salad, named "One of America's Top 10 Best Salads" by USA Today -- The only restaurant in Florida to be named. Whether you choose a table looking out onto the radiant blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway from the Mediterranean dining room, or experience the casual atmosphere from our outdoor deck on the water, you can enjoy the cuisine that has consistently been voted Tampa Bay's Favorite. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Columbia should be a must for visitors to the area. The ambiance is lovely , but casual, you can dine inside, or outside with a view of the water. The food is excellent,especially their 1905 salad which is made at your table, the cuban bread with the dipping oil will have you asking for seconds, and their cuban entrees will have you trying to decide between excellent roast pork, or beef, fish, or chicken served with such sides as black beans and rice, fried plantains, and yucca, all cooked the cuban way. They also have awesome deserts, and their sangria is the best I have had anywhere. The view, the good service, the food all make it a dining experience you will always remember and will return again, and again.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants, the food and service is always good. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed. The salad made table side is great, the hot bread delicious. Plus there is dining areas both inside and out.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Columbia restaraunt is well known in the Tampa Bay Area as one of the best and most authentic places to get Cuban cuisine. Always busy so make a reservation when you plan to go. They also have accommodations for private parties and wedding receptions. You won't be disappointed in yor meal, definitely a great place to eat.

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Thank April C
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Columbia in Tampa and Sarasota are excellent. Spanish flavored gourmet meals reasonably priced. I can't imagine the Columbia in Clearwater being anything less.

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Thank Joe-Ginny G
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This is by far my favorite Place to eat. Been here three times already this trip. Best Cuban and have to get there 1905 salad. They make the best sangria and the salad right at your table. Great friendly staff! Don't go to clearwater without going to Columbia! Great price 1/2 Cuban with huge salad for $10. And a piture of sangria for $20. Worth every penny! YUMMM:)

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